Openwave Messaging Blog

Universal Security & Privacy for Consumer Messaging

Awareness of data privacy issues has probably never been more heightened and publicity of major data leaks is widespread. Just think about the recent controversies such as the NSA whistleblower, North Korea’s ‘revenge’ attack on Sony for a film release, the 80M US healthcare records stolen, and common knowledge that Gmail analyzes message content and sells... Read More »

Messaging Security is Evergreen

Many will tell you that data security is an evergreen market. It’s not a pretty fact, but a realistic one! Often, when one security issue has been resolved, another appears. Threats appear continually from viruses and malware, through spam, and now through phishing and other dubious practices. Few security areas touch as many people as messaging security. Why?... Read More »

A New Day Dawns

Today, December 4th, 2013, I am very pleased to announce that Critical Path and Openwave Messaging have joined forces as one company. The new combined company will be called Openwave Messaging.  I am honored to be the president and CEO. Until today, both companies have been active participants and fierce competitors in the messaging and unified communication market. However,... Read More »

How Mobile Is Changing Messaging

It’s no surprise that the mobile age has lead to a revolution in messaging technology. Today, communications is an expected service anytime and anywhere, across all types of mobile devices. This means service providers need a messaging platform for email, texting, IM, and social media that is flexible, adaptable, secure and most of all, reliable. The Radicati Group... Read More »

The Future for Messaging Is Bright

Recently, The Radicati Group completed its Messaging Platforms Market Report for 2013-2017, which captures industry trends, total market size, including current installed base, forecasted market growth and an analysis of key vendors, including Openwave Messaging. I want to share a couple of my key takeaways from the report. 1) Email is still growing: Perhaps surprising to some outside of the... Read More »

OWM TVXperience Takeaways

TV entertainment today is increasingly defined by the multiscreen experience, which presents quite a challenge to cable and other video content providers. Research shows that 48% of people use their smartphone or tablet for unrelated activities while watching TV; meaning 48% of people split their attention between screens while watching programs. This number increases to 92% when considering people ages 13-24 years old,... Read More »

Quick Takeaways from True 5 9s Webinar

On March 26th we held a webinar with RCR Wireless and our storage partner, Scality, called Maintenance Windows Are a Thing of the Past: Delivering True 5 9s where we discussed the what, why and how behind delivering what we call a true 5 9s service level.   With a global user base and the consumer expectation that services be &lsquo... Read More »

The Growing Importance of Security in Messaging and Email Services

Messaging service providers have many different security issues to watch for and a multitude of security threats to protect against.  While the list of security challenges continues to grow, there are a select number of really critical issues -- let’s call them our “Top 3” -- that are center-stage for messaging leaders like Openwave Messaging. 1) Ensure... Read More »

OWM’s Global User Conference: A gathering of leading companies in the messaging ecosystem.

Last week, we hosted the Openwave Messaging User Conference 2013 in San Francisco, to great success. The conference brought together our partners, customers and our staff members for interactive discussions on the most critical issues we face in the communication industry including: the role of email messaging today, exponential growth in user data, the importance of developing interactive, customizable and intuitive... Read More »

Five Key Benchmarks That Define A Quality Messaging Platform

Messaging platforms have evolved into all-encompassing communication environments that bring together email, mobile connectivity, instant messaging, social networking, security, archiving, and highly accurate search and retrieval functionality. User interfaces have changed dramatically and providers must offer a sophisticated and flexible user experience to integrate with leading Over-The-Top (OTT) players. Carriers and service providers consider several factors to determine the best... Read More »

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